- 6 Months ago
Does your kid feel sad seeing his tooth shake? Does he question you about it? Do you answer them telling him that a tooth fairy would come by when he is fast asleep, and whisper a few magic words in his ear, and in a few days a new tooth will emerge? All kids have to go through this phase in life when their milk tooth is replaced by permanent ones.
Milk teeth start forming in the womb and come through somewhere between five and eight months, although this can vary and boys are often a little later than girls. The last of these primary teeth normally come through when a child is between two and three years old.
A child's mouth contains 20 temporary or baby teeth. This set of ‘primary teeth' is made up of four incisors, two canines and four molars in each jaw. Permanent teeth are the second set of teeth. The primary teeth start falling out at around six years and up to 12 years on an average. At around six years, the first four permanent molars appear at the back of the mouth. They do not have milk teeth 'equivalents'.